INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY)
Course# 817, Grades 9-12, 1 Credit, Semester
This course is designed for students who have limited to no experience with Computer Science and focuses largely on the programming. You will learn about basic computational thinking, planning and logic while using Python and other 4th Generation languages to develop basic programming skills. You will also use MIT’s App Inventor to create mobile android based applications and simulations while applying acquired skills. Topics of study include: learning the computer languages like Python; writing and debugging programs, algorithms, creating simulations and applications, digital citizenship/ethics and using computer models to understand data.
COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1
Course# 818, Grades 10-12, 2 Credit(RS), Year
The first year of the computer science and technology program provides a solid understanding of computers and computer systems, operating systems, computer networks and cyber security. Students will learn to diagnose and repair computer issues as well as configure, install and optimize computer performance. Students will spend time learning about home and professional networks, protocols, network design, implementation, security and troubleshooting. Additionally students will learn basic programing concepts. This course will prepare students for industry recognized certifications in IT Essentials and Networking. This program qualifies for college credit.
COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2
Course# 819, Grades 11-12, 2 Credits (RS), Year
Prerequisite: C or better in Computer Science & Technology 1 or Computer Networking
I started my technology career in the US Navy developing test programs to troubleshoot and repair RADAR, communications, and weapons systems for F14-D, E2-C, A6 and EA6B aircraft.
Programing and debug Firmware & Software using the USM/467(RADCOM) test station. I served at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, NAval Station North Island, San Diego CA & NAS Miramar (TOPGUN) CA, as well as aboard the USS Constellation CV 64 America's Flagship. I served a Tour in Iraq during Desert Storm and Naval ports in 13 different countries.
After the military I worked Research and development for Osram Sylvania developing HID lighting for cars, then went on to a career developing Web Applications for Finance and insurance companies.
I bring over 20 years of technical and business experience to the classroom and enjoy teaching the technicians of our future how to leverage technology to their advantage while building the skills necessary for a successful technical career.